Yes, it's time for another video sub.
Due to the good response I got back from the Moya Moya Summers episode I did a couple of months back, I've decided to do another one.
I was a bit surprised about how many people liked it, and was very pleased since, at the moment it's one of my favourite shows. It's always a lot easier to sub shows that make you laugh while you're doing it.
This episode they travel to Okayama prefecture, or more specifically, to Kurashiki and Kojima in Okayama prefecture. The city of Kurashiki is famous of it's olden styled buildings, and in particular its "kura" or storehouses.
Anyway, they talk a bit more about that stuff in the video, so just watch that.
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Moya Moya Summers (2012.07.15) Okayama by juxtapose31
Is the government of a feudal military dictator. This dictator was called a Shogun and so, for some reason bakufu has been Englishised as Shogunate. The leaders of the Edo bakufu were the Tokugawa Clan, with the founder being the famous Tokugawa Ieyasu. This bakufu lasted 200 years, with 15 different rulers before ending in 1866, when Japan allowed foreigners into the country and began to modernise.
Is one half of the veteran comedy duo Tunnels, along with Ishibashi Takaaki. Their popularity exploded '80s and they became superstars in Japan. Although they keep a lower profile these days, hosting less shows etc, they still command a great deal of respect and popularity in the industry. By the way, you may recognise the partner, Ishibashi Takaaki from the show Utaban, which he hosted alongside SMAP's Nakai.
They mentioned a couple of toys in the video. One was a tako kite. The idea is the same as any other kite, but traditionally it was designed to be shaped like a buddhist or some kabuki type guy.
I'M NOT A FAN, I'M A BEEEEP!
I'm not entirely sure what the old hanshin fan said, but my guess is "I'm a Torakichi!".
This is a nickname given to extremely passionate fans of the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.
Torakichi is a combination of the words "Tora" meaning tiger, and "kichigai" meaning crazy/ madman, so loosely, it's something like a Tigers Freak. Kichigai is a slightly offensive word, and so that's probably why it was beeped out. Even so, many Hanshin fans are happy to call themselves that. No one really knows why.
|Figurine of the Hanshin mascot "Toraky"|
MURAKAMI FROM MORISANCHU
Summers were reminded of Murakami when they met the lady selling "H....ts". Morisanchu are a popular, all female comedy trio. Murakami is possibly the least noticeable of all, and not as many appearances on TV.
Anyway, here she is.
This is a place in Tokyo that promises to be interesting, but actually, is quite boring.
I know, I've been there and made the mistake. Well it does have a Toyota museum or something showcasing their technology, but it's really quite outdated. The only reason to go there is if you're going to Disney Land, which is presumably good (I've never been there). Well maybe it is worth a visit just to look around, but don't get your hopes up, basically.
Oh but it has the Fuji TV station there so you can go there and by merchandise of some popular tv shows, if that interests you.
There's also a random miniature version of the Statue of Liberty there for some reason.
Odaiba is an artificial island originally built for military purposes but is now a residential and commercial area featuring stuff like I mentioned. The easiest way to access it is by car via the Rainbow Bridge, or by rail on the Yurikamome, which travels on the underside of the bridge.